COPD Foundation Launches New App to Improve Quality of Care For COPD Patients
November 05, 2018 |
COPD Pocket Consultant Guide App now available for both iOS and Android
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 5, 2018 –The COPD Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the COPD Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) app for healthcare providers. The app, designed to support the treatment and management of COPD, is now available for both iOS and Android. To download the new COPD PCG app, click here.
Key features of the COPD PCG app include an updated therapy chart including the latest medications for COPD, inhaler instruction videos, depression and anxiety screeners, links to COPD Foundation resources and more.
Additional features, such as the Fletcher-Peto Impact of Smoking graph and lung volume reduction options, are included in the app as well as links to PRAXIS (the COPD Foundation’s online hub for healthcare providers), the Journal of the COPD Foundation and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s COPD National Action Plan.
“Despite the tremendous impact of COPD and the number of excellent available guides, guidelines and strategy documents, evidence suggests that many if not most individual with COPD are not being optimally treated. The hope of the COPD Foundation is that the new update app could help close and improve some of the gaps in care,” said Dr. Byron Thomashow, Chief Medical Officer of the COPD Foundation.
To learn more about the COPD PCG app, click here.
COPD encompasses progressive lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and severe bronchiectasis. The disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.
About the COPD Foundation
The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through research, education and advocacy programs. To learn more about the COPD Foundation, please visit www.copdfoundation.org.